Major Record Labels striped of over 2 billion Youtube Views after being accused of artificially inflating their Youtube view count. Word on the inter-webs is that these “black hat view count-building techniques” have been going on for quite some time.
After Youtube’s unexpected crackdown, Universal Music Group and Sony/BMG were hit the hardest, affecting artists like Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, & Justin Bieber alike.
“The Daily Dot reported how many of the channels affected – which also include ones belonging to Michael Jackson, Chris Brown and Beyonce, among others – had also had many videos deleted.
Universal, which previously had dozens of clips on its YouTube channel, has had its offering slashed to just five – none of which are music videos or last more than about a minute and a half.
Sony’s page was also left practically bare following the cull, with just three videos left.”
Basically your favorite artist is not as “digital” as he/she claims to be. I mean, it’s very unfortunate that everyone can not be as “digital” as Funkmaster Flex.